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The Perfect Horse: The Daring Rescue of Horses Kidnapped During World War II (Hardcover)

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In this inspiring young readers adaptation of Elizabeth Letts' New York Times bestseller, one American troop will save the world's most precious horses during the final stretch of World War II.

When a small troop of American soldiers capture a German spy, they uncover an unexpected secret: Hitler has kidnapped the world's finest purebred horses and hidden them in a secret Czechoslovakian breeding farm. But, starving Russian troops are drawing closer and the horses face the danger of being slaughtered for food. With little time to spare, Colonel Hank Reed and his soldiers cross enemy lines to heroically save some of the world's most treasured animals. 

In this thrilling young readers' edition of her New York Times bestselling book, Elizabeth Letts details the terrifying truth of Hitler's eugenics program during World War II and shares the story of the courageous American troop dedicated to stopping it.

Highlighting bravery in the face of incredible odds, this tale will shed light on a little-known piece of our past and speak to history fans and animal lovers of every age.

"Spellbinding...a must-read." —Booklist, starred review

About the Author


Elizabeth Letts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Eighty-Dollar Champion as well as two novels, Quality of Care and Family Planning. A competitive equestrian in her youth, Letts rode for California in the North American Junior Three-Day Eventing Championships. She currently lives in Southern California. Find her online at elizabethletts.com and follow her on Twitter @ElizabethLetts

Praise For…


"This account of the heroism and cooperation of unlikely people to protect these horses is spellbinding. The author’s impeccable attention to detail and exhaustive sources make this a must-read."—Booklist, starred review

"Well researched...A fine addition to middle and high school collections where history titles are in demand." —School LIbrary Journal

PRAISE FOR THE ADULT EDITION OF THE PERFECT HORSE:

A New York Times Bestseller

“Winningly readable . . . The right director could make a Hollywood classic out of this fairy tale.”The Christian Science Monitor

Hard to put down . . . One need not be an equestrian or horse lover in order to appreciate this story.”New York Journal of Books

 “The Perfect Horse raises the narrative bar...Letts provides context that makes this account spellbinding.”Culturess

“A fascinating story of bravery and benevolence...Full of action, heartbreak and well-developed characters, it has everything needed to be adapted into an outstanding war movie...an instant favorite.”Bookreporter

An absorbing history of an unusual rescue mission in the closing days of the war in Europe . . . Letts does an excellent job of bringing the various players to life.”—BookPage

“A truly fascinating chronicle...I was hooked from start to finish.”Horse Nation

“[Elizabeth] Letts, a lifelong equestrienne, eloquently brings together the many facets of this unlikely, poignant story underscoring the love and respect of man for horses.”Kirkus Reviews


Product Details
ISBN: 9780525644743
ISBN-10: 0525644741
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: February 12th, 2019
Pages: 272
Language: English